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As Twilight Falls

(Morgan Creek #1)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  612 ratings  ·  71 reviews
Photographing ghost towns across the American West, Kadie Andrews takes a wrong turn and ends up in Morgan Creek—a spot that isn’t on the map. It’s a quaint little place, but there’s something off about its complacent residents. And when twilight falls, it takes on a truly sinister air…

Unable to run or to find any way out, Kadie finds herself a prisoner, hunted for her blo
Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages
Published April 30th 2013 by Zebra
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
'As Twilight Falls' by Amaznda Ashley is the story of Kadie Andrews and Rylan Saintcrow. I actually was reading another book called "Twilight Dreams" that had Kadie and Rylan in there as secondary characters. I was halfway through that book when I just kept thinking I really want to read Rylan and Kadie book too. So I found this one 'As Twilight Falls' with their story. I was not disappointed at all. I enjoyed this book just as I thought I would!
Kadie is a photographer that happen to take a wron
Carla-Book Monster Reviews
Feb 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Kadie Andrews, driving alone in a severe rain storm, ends up in a deserted, dark and dreary town. Everything is closed down. There is no gas station or hotel. There are few people. Even though she is terrified, she accepts help from a stranger who gives her food and a place to sleep. Soon, she learns the town harbors vampires and the few humans living there are used to feed them. She tries to leave but learns no one is allowed to leave and a supernatural barrier has been put up at the entrance t ...more
Lover of Romance
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Kadie Andrews has come out the the western states, as a photographer. She has a talent with capturing ghost towns and cemeteries. She takes a wrong turn and ends up in a town that is off the map, practically a ghost town and makes her eerie. The residents are a bit off and react strangely towards her. Hardly anything is open, including a gas station. During the day there is activiy, but the moment the sun goes down, everyone
Mar 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I really don't have much to say. With Amanda Ashley's books, I often find myself either wholeheartedly loving the book, or... well, not so much. Rarely anything in-between, and rarely anything that I really end up loving. This is the exception.

This book is Amanda Ashley's finest work. I will even go as far as to say that this book has become my new favorite vampire romance novel, out of the 100+ that I've read in the past, in order to make my point. This book is perfection. There were absolutely
Apr 14, 2013 rated it it was ok
My ARC Review of 'As Twilight Falls'

Before I say anything, I want to tell you I kind of went into this book expecting to dislike it. I love supernatural stories, but I've never gotten into vampire books. I don't know exactly what it is (though I'm pretty sure it's the whole drinking-your-blood thing...gross), but I don't think there's ever been a book about vampires that I've really liked. I read this book knowing it would mean going out of my comfort zone.

The majority of this book is told from
May 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
If you go on a tour of ghost towns be sure to have 1)A fueled car. 2)A flashlight. 3)A map. 4)A gun. 5)A silver cross. Because you may never know what's out there till it's too late. Sweet, young Kadie Andrews is an up and coming photographer of the American West. A childhood hobby has earned her a place of respect with newspapers and magazines alike. While touring through Wyoming Kadie's makes a wrong turn and winds up in a deserted town out of gas. A nice man helps Kadie find a place for the n ...more
Amanda Kimberley
Jan 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Amanda Ashley is a brilliant storyteller and this book doesn't disappoint. Kadie, a professional photographer, takes a wrong turn on the road and finds she's a prisoner in Rylan Saintcrow's town called Morgan Creek.

If you like the classic vampire with sexy appeal, you HAVE to read this book!
Nov 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
***Detailed Review***

I really loved AS TWIIGHT FALLS. Amanda Ashley is my favorite vampire author. I for one love the format she uses even if it’s predictable. The whole story line she uses of usually an old, lonely (although he won’t admit it) vampire finally falling for a human, struggling to get her to accept him, battling a rouge vampire or hunter and then facing the decision to save her life by turning her or letting her die always makes me swoon.

It’s the same format in AS TWILIGHT FALLS.
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AS TWILIGHT FALLS is one of those romances that I felt a little guilty about liking so much. It was fun, but the more I think about it after the fact, the more I feel it wasn’t as great as I thought. However, while I was reading it, I couldn’t put it down, and the romance between Kadie and Rylan totally sucked me in.

One of the “once I thought about it” realizations I had is that I didn’t really like how the women were characterized. The women in AS TWI
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Vanessa theJeepDiva
While on a ghost town hunting photography trip Kadie finds herself in the odd town of Morgan Creek. It is a ghost town. There are very few inhabitants and even fewer modern amenities. There is a reason for all of this and she soon finds it is a fate that she does not want. It’s a fate filled with the things that go bump in the night in the form of vampires. I’m also positive that it was the way the town perimeter functioned that put the first taste of dislike in my thoughts. I’m fine with the su ...more
Amy Jacobs
Jan 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
I know this review is early, but it is hard for me to contain my excitement when it comes to books written by this author. She is one of my favorites when it comes to vampire romance.

When Kadie Andrews gets lost and runs out of gas, she finds herself trapped in the town of Morgan Creek. When she is taken in by one of the town vampires, she can't believe vampires exist. When the town people start revealing piece by piece why they are trapped in Morgan Creek, Kadie still refuses to accept being tr
Mar 13, 2013 rated it did not like it
I received an uncorrected proof of this book for free through Goodreads First Reads!

If I had to pick a word to describe this book I would have to go with "coooooornyyyyyy!" Everything about this book is blasé, both as a yarn and a romance novel. Straight from the title you're thinking about Stephenie Meyers' "Twilight Saga" (perhaps intentionally, in hopes that Meyers' fans/those who are vampire genre obsessed would mindlessly consume this book) -- **spoiler alert** vampire is irresistibly drawn
Mar 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is not my usual type of reading material. I read the back of the book and it sounded like the character investigated ghost towns. This interested me; however, the ghost town was the home of vampires.

Photographer Kadie Andrews finds a secluded town during her trip to Wyoming to photograph ghost towns. There were a few people living here and a few of the undead. When Kadie tried to leave, she found that she was unable to cross the bridge to the outside world. As Rylan Saintcrow, the head vamp
Jul 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Photographing ghost towns across the American West, Kadie Andrews takes a wrong turn and ends up in Morgan Creek—a spot that isn’t on the map. It’s a quaint little place, but there’s something off about its complacent residents. And when twilight falls, it takes on a truly sinister air…

Unable to run or to find any way out, Kadie finds herself a prisoner, hunted for her blood. Still more disturbing, her spirit and beauty have captured the attention of the town’s leader—the mysterious Rylan Saintc
Jun 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
i really enjoy amanda ashley's vampire books for much the same reason i enjoy betty neels books (and it's the reason some ppl give some of her books bad reviews). there is a certain sameness to the stories, even when the plot points are different. and i absolutely LOVE that her hero & heroine are together through almost all of her books. i like reading about two ppl working through their relationship together, and not having to read through a lot of "alone time" while they each contemplate w ...more
Dec 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I hate reading slumps! But I think mine is finally going away. I hope it stays away! Anyway, I love this book, but was Kadie's father willing to have her hate him forever if he killed Rylan? I get that her father was a vampire hunter but Rylan made Kadie happy isn't that enough for any father? I love Amanda Ashley's writing style and can't wait to read more of her books!
Diane Werning
Aug 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As Twilight Falls

If ever there was a vampire love story that really rocked this is the story to read.I loved the way the vampire took care of everyone in this town,even though he had selfish reasons for doing it.To find your soul mate isn't an easy thing even if he is a vampire

Karen Frederick
Jun 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent read.

If you like vampires and romance you will love this book. I enjoyed the suspense throughout the story. I loved the way it ends.

Apr 20, 2019 rated it liked it
I enjoyed the end of the book the most because a new vampire was introduced. I just expected more action from the vampires that were crying mutiny, especially Vaughn because he was really mad when Saintcrow stole Kadie. Really anticlimactic.
Lucy Cesar
May 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good but not as strong as the Bound by Blood books
Tywanna Johnson
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Two Thumbs Up.
Feb 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love a good vampire book and this one did not disappoint me! I was drawn into the story and loved ever bit of it! Be still my heart! Rylan Saintcrow is the perfect vampire!
Feb 18, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: didn-t-finish
Everyone seemed mad but accepting of being in the situation they were stuck in. I did not connect with the story.
S. Rutherford
Jul 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: vampire-romance
So props to Amanda Ashley, aka Madeline Baker. Finally, she writes a non-gloomy vampire romance. I own just about ALL of her paranormal books, and every single one of them are about doom and gloom vampires who only see the light of their lives once a specified heroine enters their world.

This one, however, isn't like that. Finally!

I really liked the premises of this story, and that's what drew me. I knew I really had nothing to worry about with Amanda Ashley (beside the gloomy vampire). I slacked
Apr 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kensington-arcs
3.5 Stars

What if vampires were relegated to live in a town to follow certain rules and were not allowed to leave? Some might think it would be a good plan to keep humans safe, but what of the human in the town. As Twilight Falls tell one such story.

Driving into Morgan Creek was a simple mistake on Kadie’s part. One wrong turn, low on gas and late at night were just a few of her problems. From the moment she ventures into the town she knows something is off. The vibes she gets are off the charts
Apr 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Another good book by Amanda. If you like her than you need to read As Twilight Falls. I had this feeling I was reading a version of Twilight in stead of reading about Bella and Edward it was Kadie and Rylan the oldest vampire in the country who happens to run his own town. Well run won't be a word it would be more than he owns his own town and protects other vampires from the hunters who are trying to hunt them down and Kadie just happens to come across this town of Morgan Creek. Rylan wants Kad ...more
Paranormal Romance
When the heroine takes to the road to photograph ghost towns, she has no idea that she’ll find herself in an alternate secret world where vampires rule and where the imprisoned humans are ‘kept’ by them. When the heroine finds herself in said world, she’s told that not only she can’t leave but she’s been chosen as the possession of the lead vampire. But there are rules to this new world. She gets her own house, plenty of food and she wants for nothing but she’s not the go out at night else she b ...more
Mar 07, 2013 rated it liked it
Well, this was my first experience with this author and I'm not sure if I'll be looking for her other books to add to my ginormous TBR pile. It's not that I didn't like the story, it just kinda reminded me of cheesy horror movies with stale popcorn. I tried to get into it, I just couldn't seem to get past some of the cliched characterizations and plot points. The smexy scenes were very watered down and incredibly tame (for me, anyway) which is certainly not a bad thing if you are a younger reade ...more
Twin Opinions
Oct 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
had never read Amanda Ashley before. This is yet another book my wonderful husband picked up for me. I love that he knows just the type of book that will entertain me.

This book was a little predictable but a great read. I loved the idea of the whole town as captives. It was a great twist. this whole book was very entertaining and kept me turning page after page.

I could not put this sexy read down. This is a definite must read vampire tale. Master Vampire Rylan is a sexy man who commands all he
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“But there's a price."
"Oh?" She knew what it would be, felt her whole body come alive in anticipation.
"Yes," he said. "Exactly that."
She forgot everything when he drew her into his arms, everything but the wonder and the magic of his touch, the intoxication of his kisses, the sting of his fangs that should have been painful but filled her with sensual pleasure.
She wrapped her arms around his neck when he carried her to her bed, her hands clumsy in their haste as she undressed him. He was so beautiful, his body perfectly formed, his belly ridged with muscle, his limbs long and lean. He watched over her, his eyes hot, as she removed her own clothing, then covered his body with hers.
They fit together well, she thought, her body somehow molding to his. She ran her hands over him, loving the play of emotions on his face as her hands caressed him.
He gave her free rein until, with a growl of impatience, he tucked her beneath him.
She felt the sweet sting of his fangs at her throat as he possessed her with a fierceness he had never shown before.
"Mine." His voice whispered in her ear, echoed off the walls. "Mine!”
“His fangs scraped lightly over her skin and then, with a low groan, he gave in to the need coursing through him.
She moaned softly, her body sagging against his as the world went red. There was no pain and, oddly, no fear, only a remarkable sensual euphoria. She closed her eyes, drifting, falling into velvet blackness that threatened to sweep her away into oblivion.”
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